Love is Here

I believe in the power of love. I believe love is spread through every smile, hug, song, and encouraging word. It is contagious.

Love can conquer hate. It is stronger than the harshest cynic, the meanest bully, the worst evil. 

Love is our prayers, our grace, our hope, our honor, our unity, our freedom.

Look around. Love is everywhere. It is a new baby, a shared laugh, an old friend, a kind gesture, a surprise visit, a hand held, a slow dance, a forgiving heart.

Love is here.

Because

love is love is love is love is love.

It is as simple and messy and complicated as that.

Love is making mistakes.

Love is owning our stories.

Love is trudging through the dark, knowing light is ahead.

Love is the struggle.

Love is redemptive.

Love is rising.

Love is clear.

The power of love.

It’s strong and its sudden and it’s cruel sometimes
But it might just save your life
That’s the power of love.
— The Power of Love, Huey Lewis and the News